Open executive Job in Academic & University Languages, Literature, and Communication Division Dean

Position Information:

Posting Number:

Job Title:

Languages, Literature, and Communication Division Dean

Department /Division:
Language, Literature
& Communication

Applicant Notification:

Search Information
Lane Community College, a
comprehensive community college in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, has begun the search for the Languages, Literature, and Communication Division

Incomplete applications will not be considered and applications must be submitted online. Include employment and
education dates.
Unofficial or official transcripts are required for this position at the time of application. See instructions

The Division
The Languages, Literature, and Communication (LLC) Division is seeking a dynamic
and focused administrator to lead a unit that offers lower division transfer courses. For additional division information please go HERE.

Seeking Diverse Candidates
As a vibrant educational institution, Lane is continuing to attract and
retain a diverse student population. We are seeking qualified staff and educators to meet this need. Preferred candidates will be able to
demonstrate and role model the principles and concepts of social justice in daily work.

How to monitor your

1. Enter the e-mail address
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2. Visit your Employment Opportunities account. Click the ‘Your Applications’ tab to view your status in the
job search.

Applicants must complete the Lane online application in full. See applicant instructions for how
to apply. Positions close 3/29/2017 at 9:00 pm.

Main Campus


Position Type:

Anticipated Start Date:
September 1, 2017


Salary/Wage Range:
Starting Salary Range $61,050 – $98,550 annual (Management Salary Band 4)

Salary/Compensation Statement:
In addition to salary, an excellent benefits package is provided.

employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit.

Working Schedule:
Full-time; variable
work hours based upon division needs; some weekends, nights, and travel may be required.

Generally Monday – Friday, 8:00am -
5:00 pm.


Position Status:


Annual Schedule:
260 Day (12 Month)


Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Applicant Pool:

Open Until Filled:


Required Education:
Master’s degree in Languages, English, Rhetoric and
Composition, Communication Studies, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.


Two (2) years of full-time or equivalent part-time higher education teaching in Languages, English, Rhetoric and
Composition, Communication Studies, or related field.


Two (2) years of administrative experience and/or
academic/grant program coordination.


Preferred Education

Doctorate in Languages, English, Rhetoric and Composition, Communication Studies, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Preferred Experience

  • Recent (within 5 years) teaching or administrative or academic/grant program
    coordination experience at a community college or similar post-secondary institution.
  • More than 2 years administrative or
    academic/grant program coordination experience in higher education.
  • More than 2 years of full-time or equivalent part-time higher
    education teaching experience in Languages, English, Rhetoric and Composition, Communication Studies, or related field.
  • Pedagogical
    experience involving innovative and effective curricular design and assessment practices.


  • Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in world languages is preferred.
  • Lane seeks
    applicants who demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing the concepts of culturally competent behaviors.

Equivalency Statement:
Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum

Applicants are responsible for showing how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the

Position Purpose:
To fulfill the functions of division leadership and administration in a
manner that promotes quality of student learning, fiscal sustainability, and alignment with the College’s strategic directions.

Essential Functions:


  • Promote a vision for the division as a whole.
  • Engage in
    a style of leadership which reflects the philosophy of transformative service leadership.
  • Build effective teams and facilitate
    participatory decision-making processes consistent with college and division policies and procedures.
  • Provide intellectual and
    practical leadership that promotes and supports the development, assessment, and maintenance of effective and innovative instructional
    programs, curriculum, and facilities in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • Effectively manage complex priorities, processes, and
    interpersonal dynamics.
  • Promote and foster collegiality within the division while initiating and supporting change, creativity, and
  • Promote excellence in personnel through recruitment, selection, mentoring, supervision, and evaluation within college
  • Contribute to meeting Lane’s Mission, Core Themes, and strategic directions including goals for student enrollment,
    retention, and completion within the division and the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Be an active, collegial, and contributing
    participant of the School of Arts and Sciences management team; ensure college administration is informed of division successes and
  • Promote and facilitate the integration of Lane’s Core Learning Outcomes (CLOs) into curricula and the assessment of
    student learning at the course, program, and college levels.
  • Engage with faculty members to participate in and support program
    review and continuous improvement processes.
  • Mentor full and part-time faculty members and staff.
  • Model a personal
    commitment to professional development.
  • Facilitate and participate in department meetings in an inclusive and collaborative
  • Strengthen and foster the existing shared vision within the division.
  • Set clear, challenging, obtainable, and
    measurable goals with this shared vision.
  • Support and engage with the creation and maintenance of division committees.

Administration and Budget

  • Manage and monitor division budgets while ensuring budget planning and implementation is
    done in a cost-conscious and fiscally sustainable manner within available resources.
  • Responsible for the development of course
    schedules, curriculum, teaching assignments, and other instructional areas such as the Writing Center in collaboration with faculty and
  • Maintain records including, but not limited to, budget expenditures, faculty course certifications, course minimum
    qualifications, course outlines, course syllabi, student grades, adjunct seniority, meeting minutes, and personnel actions and
  • Comply with college collective bargaining agreements.
  • Make administrative decisions for programs in
    consultation with faculty, staff, and the Executive Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Oversee LLC division accelerated
    learning and dual enrollment activities.
  • Collaboratively identify needs for personnel, labs, and equipment / resource center, and
    effectively petition for necessary funding within available resources.
  • Collaborate in the design, collection, and analysis of data
    required for the planning, development, and day-to-day operation of the division; apply information to foster successful progression and
    completion of students in the LLC division.
  • Develop, monitor, and/or encourage the negotiation of grants and contracts with
    potential community partners to generate revenue and enhance services.

Representation and Advocacy

  • Represent the college and the division in a collegial and professional manner.
  • Represent and advocate for the division within
    the college administrative and governance structure.
  • Promote an environment responsive to student needs.
  • Address and
    participate in resolving student issues and complaints in accordance with division and college policies and procedures.
  • Actively
    assess and provide for systems and processes that support safety for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Promote an environment that
    supports professional activities and intellectual integrity.
  • Encourage and support partnerships within the community, college, and
    other departments.
  • Partner with leaders at the state and national levels on collaborative initiatives.

Languages, Literature, and Communication Division

  • Support and promote division activities and events.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to foster increased student enrollment, supporting the development of new curriculum and program
    directions in response to student needs.
  • Support faculty in the development of innovative and inclusive delivery methods, including
    online and hybrid modalities.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends and developments in division fields.


  • Promote a culturally diverse, respectful, and safe climate in the division’s curriculum, learning environments,
    and workplace among all students and employees.
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of division and college-wide diversity,
    social justice, and equity initiatives.
  • Actively demonstrate and advocate for cultural competence/diversity awareness in ways that
    respect cultural differences and promote positive learning and working experiences.
  • Embrace varying work and communication styles
    and methods.
  • Actively assist with ADA compliance in conjunction with Human Resources and the Center for Accessible Resources.
  • Support appropriate access for persons with disabilities in order to provide for the success of students and staff.
  • Mentor and
    role model cultural competency for persons with disabilities.

Other duties as assigned.


Reports to the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Physical Demands/Working

Work safely; may sit or stand for extended hours; work on a computer for a duration longer than two (2) hours.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Transformational and participatory
    leadership philosophies and practices
  • Best practices in personnel evaluation processes, including teaching observation
  • The roles of transfer programs and articulations in supporting students to smoothly transition to the university
  • Instructional design, delivery, and learning theory
  • Appreciation for all programs in the division
  • The potential of
    technology to help further the educational process and be able to communicate that understanding with those who might not be technically
  • Sustainability practices

Skills in:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong
    written, oral, and non-verbal communication skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Relationship building and conflict resolution
  • Teamwork
  • Process improvement
  • Strategic project management

Ability to:

  • Demonstrate
    characteristics of strong work ethic
  • Apply highly developed interpersonal skills including team development and recognition,
    conflict management, negotiation, active listening and meeting facilitation
  • Communicate effectively and professionally to a variety
    of audiences
  • Solve problems proactively and reactively
  • Provide leadership practices and motivational strategies, including
    leading change
  • Interpret financial data
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the human, organizational and social impacts of
  • Understand the social and psychological issues of incorporating new technologies into the workplace
  • Identify
    and evaluate resource needs and opportunities in a balanced and fair manner
  • Compile, analyze, synthesize, and communicate relevant
    data in support of enrollment and fiscal goals
  • Develop partnerships within and external to the organization
  • Participate in
    administrative decision making

Applicant Instructions:

All fields in the application must be
completed, including employment dates, work hours, part-time or full-time, detailed job duties, and a minimum of three professional
references with names and contact information.
Resume or CV may not take the place of any section of the application.

be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:

1. Online
application – Complete in entirety, including responses to Supplemental Questions (see below). In order to be considered for this position
no section of the application can be left blank.

2. Cover letter – Attach a letter describing your background and experience
which meets the required and preferred qualifications (2 pages maximum).

3. Resume/curriculum vitae – Attach a copy listing all
relevant educational and professional experiences and activities which meet the required and preferred qualifications.

Transcripts – Unofficial or official transcripts are required at the time of application, see instructions below.

5. DD214 -
Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation to Human Resources at Lane Community College. Amanda Blunt, or

  • Do not provide additional documents other than those requested, Letters of Reference are not accepted, we will
    contact your references via telephone if you are a finalist.

For assistance with the online
application call 541-463-5586
For position questions contact Amanda;,


Transcript Instructions:
In order to be considered for
the position unofficial or official transcripts must be provided. Attach under “optional document”, fax, deliver, or mail to:

Lane Community College
Human Resources
Division Dean – LLC
Attn: Amanda Blunt
Building 3 / Room 114
4000 E
30th Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97405

Fax: (541) 463-3970

Official transcripts may be required if you are the selected candidate for the position.

College and Division

Division Information
The Languages, Literature, and Communication Division offers transfer courses
to meet the academic goals of Lane’s students. The division offers two years of study in French, Spanish, and Chinuk Wawa, satisfying
graduation requirements of Oregon universities. Courses are taught in composition, creative writing, technical writing, literature, and film
studies. The Writing Center offers one-to-one tutoring for students taking any Lane classes. Communication courses focus on oral
communication in a number of contexts, including interpersonal communication, group communication, professional communication, cultural
communication, and public speaking.

College Information
The goal of Lane Community College is to help
students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane
partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.

Lane is a learning-centered community
college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities that include:

  • Professional technical and college
    transfer programs
  • Employee skill upgrading, business development and career enhancement
  • Foundational academic, language
    and life skills development
  • Lifelong personal development and enrichment, cultural and community service
  • Programs

Lane Community College is a comprehensive community college. The college offers a wide variety of instructional programs including
transfer credit programs, career and technical degree and certificate programs, continuing education noncredit courses, programs in English
as a Second Language and International ESL, GED programs, and customized training for local businesses. Classes are offered at several
locations, and online classes and telecourses are also available.

Lane offers a range of culinary and hospitality, health,
automotive, industrial, and flight programs.

See our complete list of Career and Technical Programs.

Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a
successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative
programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.

One of
the advantages of working at Lane is living in the area. Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being
the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents
comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific
Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers,
lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures. See what’s new at (link is external).

Union Association:
Working Agreement

AA/EEO Statement:
Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
/ Veteran / Disabled Employer embracing diversity. We encourage a safe and hospitable environment for women, minority, veteran and disabled

Lane actively recruits Veterans and those with Disabilities for all positions. For accommodations and questions
call 541-463-5586.
Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human
Resources at Lane Community College., 541-463-5112.



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